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Old 10-24-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
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What is the best way to get paint off someone else'* car? I had a slight incedent with a Cavalier while backing out of my drive way today. I need to get my white paint and scratches out of its paint, and her bronze paint and scratches out of my white bumper.
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If you're going to do that, start with POLISHING compound first. If that doesn't work, then maybe go to the rubbing compound.
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What'* a good polishing compound?
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Most of us use Mothers or Meguiars products. Both are generally available at parts stores, WalMarts, and stores like that.
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Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover will take out the paint marks. If the scratches are not too deep then rubbing compound should work on those.
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I have used a product in the past called 3M rubbing compound (fine cut). Worked for me.
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i prefer the liquid rubbing compound(probably fine cut) compared to the paste rubbing compound. the paste is way too harsh
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It'* best you heade WILLWREN'* advice and start with a polishing compound first. Rubbing compound is granular and would be "similar" to having very small sand particles on a rag and rubbing the finish on the vehicles. Start with milder of the two (polishing), and if you cannot get it to come off, try the rubbing compound, but lightly- dont lean on it too much....it will cut through the finish. finish up with the polishing compound, and wax. Just be extra cautious, if this girl is willing to let you try it. Good Luck!
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